Length of roads in New Zealand

By category, June 2009 & 2018, kilometres

Definitions

Lane length: length of a longitudinal strip of the roadway intended for the passage of vehicles or a specific class of vehicles that is separated from other parts of the roadway by a longitudinal line or lines of paint or raised studs, which includes:
- cycle lane
- lane for the use of vehicular traffic that is at least 2.5 m wide
- lane of a two-way road divided by a centre line.

Road length: length of roads including streets, motorways (except for Territorial Authority data), beaches, places to which the public have access, all bridges, culverts, ferries, and fords forming part of a road, and all sites at which vehicles may be weighed for the purposes of the Act or any other enactment.

For more information

https://nzta.govt.nz/resources/what-is-a-road/what-is-a-road/

Data provided by

NZ Transport Agency

Dataset name

Physical Statistics: Roads 2018

Webpage:

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/planning-and-investment/learning-and-resources/transport-data/data-and-tools/

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Data' in the table row corresponding to Infrastructure > Physical statistics - roads'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Physical Statistics: Roads 2018

From the dataset Physical Statistics: Roads 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: UR
  • Range: D2:M65
  • Provided: 640 data points

This data forms the table Transport - Road length by type and region 2009–2018.

Dataset originally released on:

July 24, 2019

About this dataset

This dataset provides information about the length of urban and rural, sealed and unsealed roads within Road Controlling Authority areas, each Region and Territorial Authority in New Zealand.